Eduard 1/72 Tamiya Il-2M3 Zoom Photoetch
By Matt Bittner
Naturally when one considers a Tamiya kit, one tends to think it's the best of its type on the market. This is definitely the case with their 1/72 Ilyushin Il-2'M3'. The level of detail and fit of this kit definitely makes it the best of its type in 1/72. However, if you feel that you need more detail out of the kit – without adding a whole lot – then pick up Eduard's Zoom Self-Adhesive Photoetch set (SS 481) for it.
This set provides pieces to enhance the control column; additions to the instrument panel; seat belts for the kit's seat; numerous bits, bobs and other pieces for both cockpit floors and fuselage side-walls; and enhancements for the rear-gunner's gun. If you're looking to display the canopy open, then the Zoom set has just the right amount of photoetch pieces to add extra detail to an already stunning kit.
A definite "thank you" goes out to Eduard for sending this set for review.